Drones permanent in hot climates?

Discussion in 'Beekeeping 101' started by Omie, Mar 30, 2011.

  1. Omie

    Omie New Member

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    So, I was wondering...
    in warm climates, is there still a season where drones get kicked out and there are no queencells/virginqueens/matingflights happening?
     
  2. PerryBee

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    Drones permanent in hot climates?

    You mean a place where it never gets cold, the ladies do all the work, cleaning, feeding, foraging, etc. and you never get kicked out?

    "Heaven" sounds about right! :mrgreen:

    (My apologies to Omie for my chauvinistic attempt at humour on her thread, I shall "go to the back of the bus")
     

  3. rast

    rast New Member

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    Omie, Maybe at the equator, they get kicked out here in about Nov. and depending on the bees, sometimes during a summer dearth. Good question.
     
  4. Zulu

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    I will ask my South African Beek, he clearly said they have food all year and never feeds a full hive.
     
  5. brooksbeefarm

    brooksbeefarm New Member

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    Perrybee, it does sound like heaven if a drone could find a place like that. :thumbsup: But then there's always that chance you might get lucky on one of your flights,and you know what happens then. :eek: Jack

    PS. sorry Omie, i couldn't help it. :mrgreen:
     
  6. Omie

    Omie New Member

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    Yes indeed, 'getting lucky' might not be so lucky! lol
     
  7. Zulu

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    So my South African beek responded.

    He said he has never actually thought about this or looked, but he will remove all drones when trying to build up a weak hive, and thinks he had had to do this in all seasons. He catches a lot of feral swarms in his region.

    He will now make an effort to look into this
     
  8. Omie

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    Cool, thanks.